Dance Wisconsin's
New Works Concert

Directed by Jo Jean Retrum and other esteemed choreographers

Dance Wisconsin - Southern Wisconsin's regional dance troupe will open its 2000-2001 performance season with an exciting array of dance styles from Broadway's Fosse to L.A.'s Liz Imperio.

This year's production, entitled "Blue Jeans Night," is a relaxing, artistic evening showcasing some of the area's best young dancers in original ballet, jazz, tap and modern pieces. Among the show's highlights will be The Story Teller performed to Cirque de Soleil and created by Liz Imperio of the Los Angeles-based dance group Instincts Live. This electrically charged, modern dance piece incorporates brightly colored fabric banner and a highly energized modern dance style.

The performance also includes Brahms Suite, a classical, romantic ballet by Greg Begley, Suite Rhythm, a tap number featuring the music of Artie Shaw and origins of the tap artform created by Bill Evans, and Bye Bye Blackbird, based on Broadway's renowned choreographed, Robert Fosse and choreographed by one of Chicago's well-known jazz phenomenon Harrison McEldowney and a modern dance to "Don't Let the Sun Go Down," choreographed by Jorene Leonard.

Performers include members of Dance Wisconsin's pre-professional company, Wisconsin's only Regional Dance America honorary dance company.

Produced by Dance Wisconsin at the Mitby Theater on the campus of the Madison Area Technical College.

Performance: October 7, 2000 at 7:30 pm.

Costs are $15 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students with $1 from each ticket donated to the local American Cancer Society. Tickets are available at the MATC Box Office, 608-243-4000, and Dance Wisconsin 6332, Monona Drive, 608-221-4535.

Dance Wisconsin's annual New Works Concert will benefit the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer.